Alex Vasquez, DO, ND: JAMA Errors in “Effect of Vitamin D & Omega-3 Supplementation on Kidney Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”

Alex Vasquez

On November 8 of 2019, JAMA—Journal of the American Medical Association published “Effect of Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Kidney Function in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes” (doi:10.1001/jama.2019.17380). In this study review, by Dr. Alex Vasquez, he outlines the poor design of the study and the “misrepresentationRead …

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Low Vitamin D in Newborns Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure in Children and Teens

As poor nutritional status affects more and more children, researchers are beginning to see dramatic health ramifications. For instance, in this study at Boston Medical Center, published in the journal Hypertension, researchers looked at persistent low vitamin D in newborns to early childhood to see how it might be associatedRead …

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Daytime Sleepiness and Its Link to Low Vitamin D

Researchers at LSU’s Division of Sleep Medicine conducted a study to determine if there is a correlation between vitamin D deficiency (VitDd) and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). Increasing evidence from clinical and basic research suggests that a suboptimal level of vitamin D disposes patients to the development of various diseasesRead …

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Five Lesser-Known Benefits of Vitamin D

So you probably know a lot about the benefits of vitamin D, commonly dubbed the sunshine vitamin. Yes, it is is an essential micronutrient produced by the body when exposed to sunlight. And, generally speaking, you know that most people require 10-30 minutes of decent exposure to sunlight, 3-4 timesRead …

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